Annual ICOM-CECA and 13th Annual ICOM-UMAC Conference
Alexandria, 9 -14 October 2014
Squaring the Circle? Research, Museum, Public :
A Common Engagement Towards Effective Communication
Deadline for submission of papers: March, 15, 2014
Museum education is considered nowadays as one of the core functions of a museum. But how are the various messages to be delivered to the museum audiences conceived? Where do the researchers, the curators and the educators meet? How do each see their role as mediator? How to operate the magic encounter which will allow any visitor to understand the most difficult topics needed to be able to enjoy the wonders exhibited in museums?
For the first time two ICOM international committees – CECA/Committee for Education and Cultural Action and UMAC/ Committee for University Museums And Collections - have decided to combine their efforts by organizing a joint conference in the outstanding venue of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. They will discuss all the above issues so crucial for any researcher wanting to spread out their knowledge and all educators conscious of the importance of spreading messages which are both scientifically correct and accessible to the public at large.
Papers may be presented in two forms: oral contributions or poster papers. The conference language is English, French and Spanish.
If you would like to submit a paper, please send an abstract, using the attached form (max. 200 words) to the Program chairperson Mona Haggag firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Nicole Gesché , conference coordinator, email@example.com and Hugues Dreyssé firstname.lastname@example.org
Include a short biography highlighting main research interests (no more than 50 words).
Duration: 20 min (15 + 5 discussion)
Posters should be A1 (594mm × 841mm), portrait format.
Receipt of submitted abstracts will by acknowledged by email.
The deadline for receiving abstracts is March 15, 2014!
* 220 Euros for professionals
* 140 Euros for students
* 220 Egyptian Pounds for Egyptian professionals
* 140 Egyptian Pounds for Egyptian students
Additional information (registration, accommodation…) will be posted soon on a dedicated website
This conference is co-organized by:
- University of Alexandria
- Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- Egyptian Ministery of Antiquities - Museum sector
- Centre d’Etudes Alexandrines (CEAlex)
- Université Senghor, Alexandria
Local organizing committee:
Mona Haggag University of Alexandria) general coordinator
Badrya Serry (Bibliotheca Alexandrina )
Nivine Khaled (University of Alexandria)
Mahmoud Samy (Egyptian Ministery of Antiquities - Museum sector)
Jean Yves Empereur (Centre d’études alexandrines)
Ossama Abdel Meguid (ICOM-Egypt)
Jean-François Fau (Université Senghor, Alexandria)
ICOM-CECA and ICOM-UMAC committees
Hugues Dreyssé (ICOM-UMAC, Strasbourg
Emma Nardi (ICOM-CECA, Roma)
Nicole Gesché (ICOM-CECA, Brussels)
For further information:
Contact persons: Mona Haggag - email@example.com &
Nicole Gesché – firstname.lastname@example.org